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Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
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Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
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Refreshed

After too many weeks and one cancelled appointment due to being sick I finally got my hair done. I don't know about you but I find two and half hours of color, cut and eyebrows relaxing. I read all the junk magazines to catchup on the celebs and chat with my stylist. I completely trust her judgement and she hasn't done me wrong yet. We went with three different highlight colors. Blond, strawberry and darker. I like the darker for the winter but I keep catching myself in the mirror and being surprised. And I kept the length even though I was certain I was only keeping it long for the wedding. But I like it and the cut she does makes it really easy to care for. You know what else is nice? Coming home to a guy who actually notices the change and tells me I look hot.

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